Mystic River State Reservation is a publicly owned nature preserve that includes the towns of Medford, Winchester, Arlington, Somerville, Everett, and Chelsea. The Reservation is located on the Mystic River, and is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. It is popular for walking, sailing, and biking.
We had an unexpected Mystic River State Reservation. We were going to be in the area, and I was quite pleased to find the Reservation. We parked at the beach, and spent about 1.5 hours walking, and walking. We trotted along the River and found some trails here and there. The sun was beautifully setting throughout our walk, reflecting perfectly in the River. The Reservation is definitely an urban setting, however there were moments where the sounds of birds , and the peace of nature overtook the noises of the city. On our walk we located several swans, a stone arch bridge, and lots of perfect scents! There were many dogs off leash but did our best to stay in the quieter areas of the Reservation. We are still in the brown season of Massachusetts but I was pleased to see small glimpses of green. Although I did not have my camera with me on this Adventure, still decided to share. Glad to enjoy an evening walk with my girl (Rating: 3).